Publications

Are you Listening Now? Community Perspectives on Communication with Communities during the Nepal earthquake

Are you Listening Now? Community Perspectives on Communication with Communities during the Nepal earthquake

Margie Buchanan-Smith, Subindra Bogati and Sarah Routley, with Srijana Nepal, Sweta Khadka, Yamima Bomjan and Neha Uprety

This study is a rare effort to explore the views and experiences of communities affected by the Nepal earthquakes in April and May 2015, to find out how and whether their information needs were met. It aims to fill a knowledge gap about the relative contribution of humanitarian responders to communicate with communities in the months after the two earthquakes

The case for community-led peacebuilding in Nepal

The case for community-led peacebuilding in Nepal

Political transition in Nepal is awakening sleeping grievances and threatening social cohesion, argue Subindra Bogati and Benjamin Britton. They say that local organisations are best equipped to help the country navigate this tense period.

Abstract
Since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which ended Nepal’s decade-long civil war in 2006, the country has been wracked by recurring outbreaks of sometimes violent protest against the state and the perceived injustice of the status quo..

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Assessing Inclusivity in the Post-War Army Integration Process in Nepal

Asseing Inclusivity

In this Berghof Foundation paper, Subindra Bogati of Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative, has tried to (i) analyse the process of army integration and (ii) examine the aspirations of former combatants.

Abstract
One of the key features of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in 2006 by the Maoists and
seven other major political parties, was the integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants.
After years of discussion on the written agreements and their interpretations, which were designed to
facilitate the decision-making process regarding the fate of Maoist combatants, the situation of having
two armies in one country finally came to an end in 2013.

Key Challenges of Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai Regions of Nepal

Key Challenges of Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai Regions of Nepal Jaideep Gupte, IDS and Subindra Bogati, NPI

This research report explores why the rise of violent and organised crime has been centred in around the urbanised areas of the Terai and Kathmandu Valley – by unpacking the channels through which rapid urbanisation interacts with violent or/and organised crime – and within this paradigm specifically focus on youth and adolescent involvement.

The Missing Middle

Missing Middle

This publication reports on the history of the country’s armed groups, their initial proliferation following the signing of the CPA, their development and overlap with other societal groups, the reasons behind their recent decline, and their relationship to the state.

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